While Jeremy Lin already has crazy game, there is always room to improve. As a student of the game, expect Lin-sanity to keep chipping away at his weaknesses until there are none left. ESPN asked some NBA scouts to diagnose what Lin needed to improve on. First and foremost, he needs to improve his ability to go left. He goes right a whopping 80% of the time and defenders have begun to take notice. Jeremy also needs need to work on limiting his turnovers. He’s still very new to the league, so this should improve with experience. He’s certainly smart enough to improve his decision-making. Finally, Lin needs to work on beating traps. He’s incredibly strong against the pick and roll but has sometimes struggled when team’s trap him. Despite these minor flaws, scouts are very positive on Lin-sanity’s future. One well-regarded scout believes Lin will overcome his deficiencies and become an even bigger superstar,
“I think he’s talented enough to work on it and really get better. He’s a student of the game.”
In a blog post today, the USA Today unilaterally decided that Lin-sanity is coming to an end. Really? Can you fault J-Lin for putting up 14 points and 7 assists against the reigning World Champs? Most NBA teams would be very envious of that kind of production from their point guards. He can’t go for 30 and 15 every game. Here at Lins & Losses our Lin-sanity is only growing and we can’t wait to see what Jeremy does in the postseason. The Lin-ticipation is killing us.
After 66 long years, Harvard will once again participate in March Madness. After Penn lost to Princeton last night, Harvard earned the Ivy League title outright. This marked the culmination of a resurgence that began years ago when Jeremy Lin enrolled at Harvard six years ago. Yet another feather in Lin-sanity’s cap. Congratulations Crimson.
Born in Palo Alto and educated at Harvard, Jeremy Lin could have easily founded a startup. However, his tremendous athletic talent led him to pursue basketball over software and the rest is history. But that doesn’t mean that startup founders and employees can’t learn from Jeremy’s dramatic rise. Jonathan Sposato, founder of the photo editing site picnik.com, believes Lin-sanity’s perseverance, versatility, and team attitude are traits necessary for anyone interested in running a startup. For an interesting read, check out the rest of Sposato’s post over at geekwire.
After a rough game versus the Heat and relatively quiet All-Star Break, Jeremy Lin came back in full force leading the Knicks to a 120-103 victory over the lowly Cavs. Linsanity was back to his old ways with 19 points and 13 assists in yet another virtuoso performance at the PG position. He also showcased his toughness after suffering a bloody nose at the hands of Omri Casspi and taking another hard hit from Tristan Thompson. Lin-sanity brushed off the physicality and kept going to the hoop, demonstrating yet again why he is force to be reckoned with.
With the All-Star Break, putting a quick pause on this already shortened NBA season, the New York Times found some time to delve deeper into the improvement’s to Jeremy Lin’s game since he graduated from Harvard two years ago. The article credits three point shooting lessons, strength-training, and good old-fashioned dedication for the rise of Lin-sanity. Some coaches were praticularly hard on Lin’s game prior the improvement. Keith Smart, who coached Jeremy while he with the Warriors, touched upon Lin’s once ugly shot:
“Lin had a habit then of pulling the ball behind his head and tucking his feet up under him — like he was springing up off a trampoline.”
Look how far he’s come.